Singers' and non-singers' vocal health, vocal behaviours, and attitudes towards voice and singing: Indirect findings from a questionnaire

Shimon Sapir, Barbara Mathers-Schmidt, George W. Larson

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Abstract

A vocal health questionnaire was administered in three locations in the USA to female university singers and non-singers. The responses of 70 singers and 89 non-singers were analysed. The questionnaire solicited background information as well as information about vocal health and symptoms, vocally abusive speech habits, attitudes toward singing and vocal health, feelings about the voice, and general affective/ "dysphoric tendencies. There were marked, sometimes diametric, differences between singers" and non-singers' responses, attesting to the unique attitude and heightened sensivity and concern of singers regarding voice, singing and vocal health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-209
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • singers
  • singing
  • voice disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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